Just as every residence hall on campus has its own Hall/Area Council, the University of Maryland's RHA also has its own general body assembly, known as Senate. Here, representatives from each residence hall meet bimonthly, drafting and passing legislation on the campus level.

Representatives, or Senators, are elected at the beginning of the school year by their peers. Additionally, every Senator has the option of joining one of five different committees, allowing students to maintain direct communiation with directors of Resident Life, Residential Facilities, Dining Services, Transportation Services as well as with leaders in Sustainability.

Senators are responsible for attending Senate meetings in addition to bimonthly committee meetings. Senators-At-Large (SALs) often lead these committee meetings, and are appointed by the President and Vice President. Senators are also responsible for updating their respective Hall/Area Councils on recent campus initiatives during weekly Hall Council meetings.

Although the position of Senator requires more time than other Hall Council positions,the rewards are great, as you engage with high ranking on-campus officials and represent your fellow peers on the campus level!

If you have any questions about Senate, or how to become a Senator, email our Vice President here.
Senate Meeting Minutes Press Releases

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